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Scale-dependent analysis of satellite imagery for characterization of glacier surfaces in the Karakoram Himalaya

Special issue. Application of remote sensing and GIS in geomorphology

Auteurs :
BISHOP, M.P.
SHRODER, J.F. JR.
HICKMAN, B.L.
COPLAND, L.
BUTLER, D.R.

Description :
This paper examines the large Batura Glacier in Pakistan to determine if spectral variation in satellite data can characterize supraglacial characteristics. Specifically, the spatial statistical structure of SPOT data was examined and compared with field observations of different glacier surfaces. The objectives were to determine if reflectance variation from glacier surfaces exhibits fractal response; and evaluate the utility of scale-dependent variation to characterize the structural features of the glacier caused by factors such as supraglacial lithology, ice movement, ablation, the collapse of subglacial tunnels, and supraglacial fluvialaction.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1998, vol. 21, n°. 3-4, p. 217-232, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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